boat plans


I'm keen to build a 12ft clinker dinghy preferably a Fazackerly design or similar and I'm trying to source some workable plan's,

Regard's Rob Nichols - email


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Apr 30, 2011
by: Billy B

You really might want to take a look at Paul Gartside.

He has some really sweet looking dingy plans that everyone I know likes very much.

His plans, although I have not personally seen them, are supposed to be detailed in the extreme.

I have seen examples of them but not in person, nor a complete set.

Apr 15, 2011
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by: Mike

Hi Rob,

You don’t say how much boat building experience you have.

Plans come in all sorts of styles to suit levels of expertise, some have full sized templates for anyone wary about lofting.

Below are some more boat designers you might like to check out.

John Welsford (NZ) at

David Payne (Australia) at

Atkin boat plans at

Francois Vivier at

There are also some free boat plans available on the net which can be downloaded.

However these will usually require very careful lofting before you even think of cutting out the finished parts.

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